The South Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy and the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries has announced the launch of a joint working group to develop self-driving ships by 2025. The project has been given a budget of KRW 160 billion (132m USD).
Turkish shipowner and operator Güngen Maritime & Trading has chosen Kongsberg Digital’s K-Sim Cargo Handling Simulator to facilitate crew training in sustainable cargo handling.
Vanos S.A., a family-owned company based in the port hub of Piraeus has been announced as the authorised Greek distributor for the maritime digital navigation and compliance provider, OneOcean.
International ship manager Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) and the Cyprus Marine and Maritime Institute (CMMI) have signed an MoU to launch a game-changing initiative named “True North 72” aiming to encourage innovation across the maritime supply chain and logistics industries.
Ship operators are doing all they can to ensure the safety of seafarers around the globe and the trade of vital food and supplies – but these important measures are proving costly as well as tricky warns crew specialist Henrik Jensen of Danica Crewing Services.
Oceaneering International has announced the launch of a new business, OceanSMART Cargo Logistics and Maritime Technology, which aims to eliminate waste and increase transparency within the bulk commodity cargo logistics industry.
The Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) has announced the development of an e-learning training toolkit and platform on ethics and integrity, for shipowners, managers, agents, and maritime cadet schools.
North Sea operator Atlantic Offshore has adopted Fleet Secure Endpoint from Inmarsat to protect against ongoing cyber threats.
KVH Industries is expanding its services, offering maritime Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for remote monitoring and real-time intervention. The solutions will be powered by a high throughput satellite (HTS) network that delivers fast and reliable connectivity worldwide.
Kongsberg Digital has developed Vessel Insight Benchmark, a new application for Vessel Insight users. The application introduces a new data-driven approach for gaining insight into historical vessel performance, enabling fleet managers and maritime executives to access key metrics for their vessels and compare them against vessels in the same segment.
Maritime trade analytics and insights company Windward has announced a partnership with bp Shipping, part of bp plc to deliver a broad set of behavioural analytics and insights. The collaboration will enable bp Shipping to digitise its business trade practices relating to sanctions compliance, establishing due diligence adherence to the highest global standards.
Wärtsilä has joined the Mayflower Autonomous ship project, providing its high-speed, high-resolution FMCW K-Band radar (24GHz) designed to provide high levels of situational awareness in densely populated marine environments.
Connectivity at sea has never been more important than during these difficult times. New regulations can be introduced at any moment and it is of great importance to ensure that this information is communicated to all marine sectors.
Ship management company V.Group has produced a series of discussion papers entitled ‘Life After Lockdown’.
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